Saturday, February 23, 2013

Take the OWLA survey

Important Owasco Lake Survey

A new public opinion survey focused on Owasco Lake and its watershed is intended to help OWLA understand concerns regarding the Lake. Results will influence the OWLA 3-Year Strategic Action Plan.

Please click here to take this short survey:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Learn about cover crops


Wednesday, March 6, 2013
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 Location:  Cornell Cooperative Extension, 248 Grant Avenue, Auburn NY
11:00- OWLA members are invited to attend a special session with cover crop experts, this will be an “introduction to cover crops”. OWLA members are also invited to stay for the rest of the day if they choose.

12:00 -  We will ask Paul Salon, ( NRCS-USDA) to speak about some of his research and discoveries at the Big Flats  Plant Materials Center, a Field Station focusing on Cover crops and other Conservation practices.

1:00 - Quirine Ketterings, Associate Professor Cornell Nutrient Management Spear ( Soil Fertility)Program Department of Animal Science Cornell University,  will speak on the Double cropping research that provides many of the positive enhancements that cover cropping normally does and allows for an additional crop to be harvested to increase yield from that field.

2:00 - Growers panel  We are asking a number of local farmers to speak about their experiences with cover crops under conditions very close to your own here in Cayuga County.
After each session we will have a chance for farmers to inquire or clarify what the speaker provided.

We are doing this meeting to provide information about cover cropping systems that could improve conditions within your fields

There will be no fees associated with this presentation, and no lunch provided, so plan to eat before or after.
If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for a program, contact us as soon as possible, please.

Amy Barra
Environmental Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County
248 Grant Ave Auburn, Ny 13021
(315) 255-1183 x. 229
(315) 255-1187